pressure cooker Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “pressure cooker” in the English Dictionary

"pressure cooker" in British English

See all translations

pressure cookernoun [C]

uk   /ˈpreʃ.ə ˌkʊk.ər/ us   /ˈpreʃ.ɚ ˌkʊk.ɚ/
  • pressure cooker noun [C] (PAN)

  • pressure cooker noun [C] (SITUATION)

a situation in which people are under a lot of pressure : The hospital staff have been working in a pressure cooker since the outbreak of the epidemic.
(Definition of pressure cooker from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pressure cooker" in American English

See all translations

pressure cookernoun [C]

us   /ˈpreʃ·ər ˌkʊk·ər/
(Definition of pressure cooker from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pressure cooker”
in Arabic حَلّة ضَغط…
in Korean 압력솥…
in Portuguese panela de pressão…
in Catalan olla de pressió…
in Japanese 圧力鍋, 加圧調理器…
in Chinese (Simplified) 压力锅,高压锅…
in Turkish düdüklü tencere…
in Russian скороварка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 壓力鍋,高壓鍋…
in Italian pentola a pressione…
in Polish szybkowar…
What is the pronunciation of pressure cooker?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“pressure cooker” in British English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

ray

a narrow beam of light, heat, etc. travelling in a straight line from its place of origin

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More